2016 Audi TT Roadster 2.0T quattro S tronic

Sexy and sunny. A sporty, turbo-charged two-seater convertible.

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The 2016 Audi TT Roadster 2.0T quattro S tronic is of one GAYOT's Top 10 Convertible Cars.

The Audi TT has always had styling in spades. Ever since it making its debut with a groundbreaking, Bauhaus-inspired design and modern, minimal interior, it has been one of the most aesthetically appreciated cars on the market. But the first generation TT, built on the front-drive VW Golf platform, never quite reached the levels of driving involvement that other sports cars in its price range offered. The 2016 Audi TT Roadster 2.0T builds on the strengths of its predecessors, with a gorgeous, well-designed interior, sharp styling and, on our ibis white test car, a powerful Bang & Olufsen audio system that makes it sound as good as it looks.

Good news for 2016 is that, thanks to running on the stiffer, lighter MQB architecture, the Audi TT is now a capable performer as well. The 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 is shared with the Audi A3 and A4 and in the lighter TT Roadster, gives satisfying, if not electrifying, acceleration. The excellent 6-speed dual clutch S tronic transmission gives very fast upshifts and, unlike your left foot in a manual car, is as comfortable in LA traffic as it is hustling the glamorous roadster over a 2-lane coastal highway. Audi’s venerable quattro all-wheel drive system is standard, and on the 2016 TT it can vary torque between wheels on a particular axle as well as from front to back. According to the engineers, this should reduce understeer and allow the car to corner with more neutrality.

In coupe form, the Audi TT can do 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and complete the 1/4 mile in 13.8 seconds at 99 mph. Impressive for a 2.0-liter inline-4, but not quite as fast as the Audi S3 or Golf R. However, the Audi TT’s performance is more than adequate for most of its intended uses. Most owners will likely feel that it is almost too pretty to take on a track. For track days, a previous-generation Audi TT RS may be more suited, or indeed a Porsche Boxster or Cayman, which come in at a similar price point. The 2016 Audi TT Roadster is a sexy soft top convertible that is comfortable and easy to drive in the city. It will adapt well to twisty roads but that golf bag will only fit in the passenger's seat.

Warranty/Service: 4 Year/50,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty, 1 Year/5,000 mile First Scheduled Maintenance Service (FREE OF CHARGE), 4 Year Roadside Assistance

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Specs

Base Price: $46,400

As Tested: $46,400

  • 23 / 30 mpg
  • EPA
  • 4.2 sec
  • 0-60
  • 220 hp
  • Horsepower
  • Engine: 2.0-liter TFSI l4 engine
  • Horsepower: 220 hp
  • Torque: 258 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-speed S tronic transmission
  • Brakes: Disc brakes, ventilated front and solid rear discs
  • Suspension: MacPherson strut front suspension and four link rear suspension
  • Traction: Electronic Stability Control with brake assist and traction control
  • 0-60 mph: 4.2 sec
  • EPA City: 23 mpg
  • EPA Highway: 30 mpg
  • Combined MPG: 26 mpg
  • Seating Capacity: 2
  • Safety: Anti-lock brake system and Electronic Brake Force Distribution, driver and front passenger airbags, sideguard head curtain airbags and anti-theft alarm system

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